Former American Idol judge and singer for Aerosmith, Steven Tyler won the audience of American Idol on it’s May 13th finale. It’s no surprise his killer sound captivated the audience in a 6 minute performance. Current American Idol judge, Jennifer Lopez was on her feet dancing passionately to the music.
What did come as a surprise to viewers was that Steven Tyler opened with his new country single, “Love is your name”. The legendary rock star emitted the same winning presence he did for his shows with Aerosmith.
He plans to release a solo country album, which will be finished after Aerosmith’s two month tour beginning June 13th. In 2012 when he announced he wouldn’t be returning as a judge for American Idol, he said, “I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I’m back — but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band. The next few years are going to be dedicated to kicking some serious ass — the ultimate in auditory takeover.” In hindsight these words almost have a hint of humour to them. Although Tyler kept to his words, touring with Aerosmith, this new direction in his career, he is ‘kicking the door open’ to a whole new chapter, and we can all be assure of the ‘ultimate auditory takeover’.
Halfway through last night’s performance, American Idol contestant Jax joined the stage to rock out to the song, “Piece of My Heart”. Both singer’s vocals were raw and piercing. The performance ended with Jax and Tyler on the judges table, the judges with dropped-jaws. It was Tyler who asked Jax to sing with him on American Idol. Singing with a rock legend is a sure fire way to launch the career of a young musician- regardless of what place she made in the contest. There is no doubt, with the announcement of the shows cancellation, this performance will go down in American Idol history.